Just talked to H ... turns out both XOM and XOM's XW called him last night. I asked (yet again) why he didn't tell them both to go away - still no real answer.

I'm guessing that this most recent contact between them all has stirred up some really negative feelings about me and this could be what is causing his relapse into old attitudes & behaviors.

In addition, he couldn't deny that he was only sticking around until it was more convenient for him to move out.

So ... I am ultra-confused, but I am guessing that a strong Plan A is in order for a while longer, barring any unexpected disasters.